State Authorization

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  • State Authorization

    As of March 31, 2014

    All U.S. States require post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to provide post-secondary educational instruction in their states. Many of these state laws and regulations also apply to online, distance and correspondence educational instruction offered in that state. As such, Saint Francis University and its online/distance educations programs must be authorized in certain states prior to offering those courses or programs to students residing in those states. Likewise, many states require post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to offer activities such as internships, clinical or fieldwork experiences in their state.

    Saint Francis University is in a continuous process to monitor regulations in states and territories in which it "operates."Prospective out-of-state students should consult the list below to determine their eligibility for admission to our online programs.

    Students presently enrolled in our on-campus programs that wish to complete an activity such as an internship, clinical or fieldwork experience should consult the program coordinator before initializing any contact with an out-of-state business or agency.

    Authorization

    Saint Francis University has received authorization (or is waived from the requirement) to offer online degree programs to residents in the following states as well as opportunities for internships, clinical or fieldwork experiences as noted:


    STATE OR TERRITORY Master of Health Science Master of Medical Science Master of Human Resource Mgmt Internships, Clinical or Fieldwork Exp. (on-campus programs)
    Alabama      Yes No Yes Yes
    Alaska      Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Arizona Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Arkansas Yes No No Yes
    California Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Colorado Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Connecticut Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Delaware Yes Yes Yes Pending
    Florida      Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Georgia Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Hawaii Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Idaho Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Illinois Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Iowa Yes Yes Yes (no internship option) Yes
    Kansas Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Kentucky Yes Yes Yes Non-credit experiences only
    Louisiana Yes Yes Yes No
    Maine Yes Yes Yes (no internship option) No
    Maryland Yes Yes Yes (no internship option) Pending
    Massachusetts Yes Yes Yes No
    Michigan Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Mississippi Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Missouri Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Montana Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Nebraska Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Nevada Yes Yes Yes Yes
    New Hampshire Yes Yes Yes (no internship option) MPAS program only
    New Mexico Yes Yes Yes (no internship option) Pending
    New York Yes Yes Yes Yes
    North Carolina Yes Yes Yes (no internship option) Pending
    North Dakota Yes Yes Yes (no internship option) Yes
    Ohio Yes Yes Yes (no internship option) Yes
    Oklahoma Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Oregon Pending No Pending Pending
    Pennsylvania Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Rhode Island Yes Yes Yes Yes
    South Carolina Yes Yes Yes Yes
    South Dakota Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Tennessee Yes Yes Yes Yes (must be student initiated)
    Texas Yes Yes Yes Yes (Must be preapproved by listing site on annual authorization renewal to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.)
    Utah Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Vermont Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Virginia Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Washington Yes Yes Yes (no internship option) Yes
    West Virginia Yes Yes Yes (no internship option) Yes
    Wisconsin Pending Pending Pending Yes
    Wyoming Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Pending Authorization

    Saint Francis University is the process of researching and applying for authorization in the following states and territories.  Note: If your state is on the pending approval list, this does not exclude you from applying to Saint Francis University. Authorization considerations vary by state and program. Please contact the program enrollment counselor prior to completing the application to see if accommodations are possible.

    • District of Columbia
    • Indiana
    • Minnesota
    • New Jersey
    • North Carolina (internships, clinical and fieldwork experiences)
    • Puerto Rico
    • Wisconsin (distance education)

    No Authorization - Internships/Clinical or Fieldwork Experiences

    Saint Francis University has chosen to not seek authorization for student completion of internships, clinical or fieldwork experiences, etc. in the following states due to the lengthy and expensive application process:

    • Kentucky (non-credit experiences permitted)
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire (MPAS is only program authorized)
     
    Questions on State Authorization may be directed to (814) 472-3199.

     

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